Global demand for healthcare satellite connectivity to spread across rural areas

Technology - Mohit Shah - Oct 16,2017

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global demand for healthcare satellite connectivity to spread across rural areas

Fast-paced development of information and communication technology is motivating the implementation of e-health systems for promising better and improved healthcare services. 

In the present time, technology-enabled healthcare solutions and applications merged with internet connectivity are growing rapidly. Moreover, with the fast-paced development of information and communication technology, the various countries across the world are in a race to apply e-health systems, telehealth, tele-medicines and other mHealth solutions that ensure improved healthcare services for individuals and communities.

It is known that many rural areas still lack healthcare infrastructure, access to quality health services and skilled workforce. Therefore, the integration of such technology-enabled services coupled with satellite connectivity helps in providing improved access to better health services in depressed areas. 

Looking at the healthcare satellite connectivity market, the major services targeted are system integration Services, support & maintenance services as well as consulting, training & education. Furthermore, looking at the various medical devices, based on medical device, system & software, by services, and applications. By medical device, wearable external devices, stationary medical devices, and implanted medical devices form the major categories. Among these, the system & software segment held the major revenue share in 2016 and is expected to grow in the coming years.

The present stability in the global healthcare satellite connectivity market is offered through the presence of active players from different regions. These companies have put in additional efforts to outsource useful services to the tech frenzy industrial segments. Some of the major players from the healthcare satellite connectivity market are Globalstar(US), Expedition Communications(US), Hughes(US), AT&T Intellectual Property(US), X2nSat(US), Intelsat(LU), SES S.A.(LU), Thuraya(SA), EchoStar(US), Dish Network(US), Orbcomm(US), Inmarsat Plc.(UK) and Ligado Networks(US).


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